Sikhism

Sikh Students Barred from School for Refusing to Remove Turbans

September 7, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/152/story_15229_1.html

On September 7, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "France's tiny Sikh community says it has fallen victim to a new law banning religious symbols from schools, with at least five Sikh students barred from classrooms for refusing to remove their turbans. At one Paris region high school, teachers had refused to let three Sikhs wearing turbans get...

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U.S. Postal Service Releases Sikh Stamp

September 6, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/841200.cms

On September 6, 2004 The New York Times reported, "The United States Postal Service, for the first time in the history of America, has issued a Sikh theme postal stamp in the country with a picture of Golden Temple to commemorate the 400th anniversary of compilation and first installation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in the Golden Temple informed S P Singh, vice chancellor of the...

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400 Years of Sri Guru Granth Sahib

September 5, 2004

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040905/spectrum/main1.htm

On September 5, 2004 The Tribune reported, "The Guru Granth Sahib is indeed unique in its thought, literary expression and the message it continues to communicate centuries after it was written. Exalted thought needs to be transported on the vehicle of language to reach the masses. Poetic expression lifts prose to a higher plane. When verse and music meld, their beauty and...

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Sikhs Celebrate Sacred Scripture With Parade in Chicago

September 5, 2004

Source: The Chicago Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/search/main_story.asp?intid=3823524

On September 5, 2004 The Chicago Daily Herald reported, "hundreds of Sikhs marched down the streets of Palatine Saturday, amid floats and much pageantry as they celebrated the 400th anniversary of their faith's holy scripture.The parade kicked off a weekend filled with worship, contemplation and celebration at the Sikh Religious Society, 1280 Winnetka St. in...

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Alleged Abuse of Sikh Truck Driver by Oregon State Police Officer

September 4, 2004

Source: Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/articles/2004/09/04/news/local_news/news3.txt

On September 4, 2004 Appeal-Democrat reported, "Some members of the Yuba-Sutter Sikh community are outraged over an alleged racial profiling and beating of a Yuba City Sikh truck driver by an Oregon State Police officer Wednesday. Gurpal Singh Gill, 44, said he was driving a truckload of produce from Stockton to Tacoma, Wash., when he was pulled...

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Canadian Political Leader Urges French to Allow Turbans in Schools

September 3, 2004

Source: INDOlink/NNN

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=090304045626

On September 3, 2004 INDOlink/NNN reported, "The French government’s controversial ban on symbolic religious headscarfs in schools that came into force a couple of days ago, has come into sharp attack from several quarters, including Sikhs and Islamic leaders. One of them is Gurbax Singh Malhi, parliamentary secretary to the Canadian labour minister, who believes the French...

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Profile of Sikh Journalist Valarie Kaur and Her Documentary Film "Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath"

September 3, 2004

Source: Tolerance In The News/ The Wire

http://www.tolerance.org/news/article_tol.jsp?id=1062

On September 3, 2004 Tolerance In The News/ The Wire reported, "Valarie Kaur was a junior at Stanford University the day of the 9.11 attacks. Four days later Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh immigrant from India, was murdered in front of his gas station in Mesa, Ariz., by a man who claimed he was taking revenge. Although the two didn't know one another, Kaur and Sodhi's stories...

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Fremont Sikh Leaders Resign

September 2, 2004

Source: Tri-Valley Herald

http://www.trivalleyherald.com/Stories/0,1413,86~10669~2375288,00.html

On September 2, 2004 Tri-Valley Herald reported, "At least a dozen police officers patrolled the grounds of the Fremont Sikh temple at a religious service Wednesday night after the five leaders of the embattled temple abruptly resigned their posts this week. After two years of court challenges and legal battles over a disputed election in 2002, an Alameda...

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With Zoning Battles in the Past, San Jose Celebrates Opening of New Gurdwara

August 30, 2004

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/9534135.htm

On August 30, 2004 The Mercury News reported, "a slice of San Jose transformed into an Indian oasis Sunday when the nation's most expensive Sikh temple officially opened, drawing thousands to its onion-domed rooftops and cascading waterfall. The daylong event, which closed traffic for two hours on Quimby Road as Sikhs and their neighbors marched joyously to the new $10 million gurdwara on...

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